VMMTrace Tool Simplified System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Tracing

When SCVMM isn't "cooperating" and no amount of digging through event logs, support articles, and forums is helping… it's time for a trace.Install all possible updates KB2397711 and verify using the handy VMMUpdate utilityCheck event logs on all systems for possible cluesVerify the basics again: DNS resolution in all directions, permissions, services…Still no luck? Grab […]

When SCVMM isn't "cooperating" and no amount of digging through event logs, support articles, and forums is helping… it's time for a trace.

  • Install all possible updates KB2397711 and verify using the handy VMMUpdate utility
  • Check event logs on all systems for possible clues
  • Verify the basics again: DNS resolution in all directions, permissions, services…

Still no luck? Grab a trace:

Download VMMTrace tool, then identify your scenario and run the tool on the right systems at the same time. Use an elevated command prompt.

Console crash or unable to connect
Collect traces from both the computer where you run Admin Console and the VMM Server

Add Hosts issues
Collect traces from the VMM Server and the Host system

Host status or VM issue
Collect traces from both the VMM Server and the Host in question

Cluster issues
Collect traces from a single Cluster Node and the VMM Server

[tags]vmmtrace,tracing,vmm server[/tags]

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